I saw this at the AMC in Times Square on Wednesday. The crowd was insanely giddy and happy to be there. There was so much applause. It made for one of the most enjoyable movie experiences I've ever had. And there were many Newsies in the audience, cheering for each other, which added to that.
This is a long shot, but I have a single HIPTIX to the evening performance on Wednesday Oct 12. Anyone willing/looking to swap with me? My schedule is pretty open. Please PM me if interested in a trade. Thank you!
ETA: or I'll transfer it to you if you want to go. Only $25.
I've never seen a sold out show at the Ahmanson... or come to think of it, the Mark Taper. In fact, the last few shows I've been to have been overwhelmingly empty (I saw almost everything this past season thanks to HotTix). I have only ever gone to either theatre thanks to the HotTix program and don't see myself returning unless those $25.00 are in the side orchestra like the HotTix were.
I saw this last night. I have to agree with most of the above poster. The acting was spot-on. Everyone was great in their respective roles. I thought the first act maybe dragged a little bit (it was 90 minutes) but the second act (roughly 60) flew. All in all a really great night at the Delacorte. I was completely unfamiliar with the show beforehand, and found it easy to follow.